High Breeze Farm open for tour this Saturday

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    VERNON — The Vernon Township Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of High Breeze Farm on Barrett Road. The tour will be held on October 15 from 1-3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. High Breeze Farm was the home of the Barrett Family for generations. The site is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The farm consists of several buildings on a 170-acre site. Among the buildings are a blacksmith shop, a corn crib/wagon shed, a summer kitchen, a wagon shed, two chicken coops, a shed and round metal corncrib, and outhouses. There are also two red barns. The farmland and buildings are part of the Wawayanda State Park under the Division of Parks and Forestry. The house is in its original state since 1860. It has no plumbing and a single light bulb and minimum wiring was all the electricity in the kitchen when electric service was installed on Barrett Road in 1945. The Vernon Township Historical Society Friends of Wawayanda State Park have initiated a preservation effort to turn the High Breeze farm into a living history farm. It will be the only living history farm in Sussex County and the only one owned by the State of New Jersey. The suggested donation for the tour is $5 per person. The superintendent of Wawayanda State Park and park staff members will be on hand that day to answer questions.